How to auto login a user at boot on windows server 2016

There are two stpes, first to set auto-login without user name/password then disable Ctrl+Alt+Del which is enabled for Windows server by default. It works great for vm in Azure.

To set auto-login account

  1. Start > Run > netplwiz (as explained in other answers)
  2. Un-tick “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.”
  3. Provide login credentials to be used for auto-logon

Disabling CTRL+ALT+DEL logon requirement

  1. Start
  2. Type ‘Local Security Policy’ (no quotes) and click on item matching this name
  3. Open ‘Local Policies’
  4. Open ‘Security Options’ Locate Policy called ‘Interactive logon: Do not require CTRL+ALT+DEL’
    Double click on it Set to ‘Enabled’

After applying this change and rebooting the server it managed to successfully auto-login to the account I had provided.

How to improve RDP Streaming Audio Performance

Remote audio playback has always tried to automatically adjust its bandwidth usage based on the current network conditions. This allows audio to work pretty well on anything from a 56k modem up through 10 gigabit Ethernet connection, but this flexibility comes at a cost. Adjusting the bandwidth on the fly requires the server to delay audio a little longer for processing before sending it to the client, which can cause the audio to be out of sync with the images on the screen.

Sometimes, you know you are on a network that’s fast enough to handle the best quality audio always. For these cases, you can now change the audio quality mode. This tells the server to assume the network can handle the best quality audio, and to send it as soon as it’s ready. Since the server processing doesn’t delay the audio, the synchronization between audio and video are much improved, and the audio sounds better too.

Enabling this feature requires changes to both the server- and client-side configuration. On the server, the easiest way to enable this feature is from the Group Policy editor.
Go to Computer Configuration:Administrative Templates:Windows Components: Remote Desktop Session Host:Device and Resource Redirection.
The policy in question is “Limit audio playback quality.” Set this to “Enabled,” and then set the “Audio Quality” option to either Medium or High.

On the client side, you need to add the audioqualitymode setting to the RDP file. The three possibilities for this setting are:
• audioqualitymode:i:0 -> Dynamic quality
• audioqualitymode:i:1 -> Medium quality
• audioqualitymode:i:2 -> High quality

Dynamic quality uses the old behavior and attempts to provide the best quality with the available bandwidth. Medium uses a single audio format, which allows reasonable quality, low latency, and doesn’t use too much bandwidth. On the other hand, high quality uses uncompressed audio for the best sound quality while also having low latency.

How to format disk with Windows system installed

You can not use GUI interface to format a disk with windows installed. DiskPart is the command line version of the Disk Management graphical interface. It allows you to view, create, delete, format, and manage any connected drives on the system.

Open a command prompt, type in:
diskpart, and press Enter
list disk — viewing the available attached drives.
select disk 2 — if disk 2 is the one you want to delete.
list partition
select partition 1
delete partition
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clean –when you’re in the disk you want to work on, it will wipe the entire disk
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